Firebug (or the pub formerly known as Firefly) is open all the time. And they serve a good range of beers on tap alongside their slightly alternative atmosphere. I think quiz nights are Tuesday and they used to be good back in the mid noughties – so they’re probably still good now. Gigs happen upstairs (see website for gig listings) and it’s a top live music venue.

I like Firebug because it’s one of those places where you end up seeing other people you know. That said, if you don’t want to see people you know, don’t go here.

I like to escape to Firebug in the afternoon sometimes or at lunchtime for a hot drink when everywhere else in town is rammed full of shopping-girls carting around unwilling but evermore fashionably maintained boyfriends.

Location: Millstone Lane, City Centre

Website: http://firebugbar.net/